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Manolev cameo inspires PSV past Rapid

Published: Thursday 15 December 2011, 21.00CET
PSV Eindhoven 2-1 FC Rapid Bucureşti
A much-changed PSV side rounded off their Group C campaign in victorious fashion thanks largely to the intervention of Stanislav Manolev.
Manolev cameo inspires PSV past Rapid
Marcel Ritzmaier (right) takes on Rapid defender Rui Duarte ©Getty Images

Match statistics

PSVRapid Bucureşti

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target5
 
1
Attempts off target6
 
5
Corners6
 
6
Offsides4
 
3
Fouls committed15
 
11
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Last updated: 17/05/2012 12:39 CET

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Published: Thursday 15 December 2011, 21.00CET

Manolev cameo inspires PSV past Rapid

PSV Eindhoven 2-1 FC Rapid Bucureşti
A much-changed PSV side rounded off their Group C campaign in victorious fashion thanks largely to the intervention of Stanislav Manolev.

Stanislav Manolev and Tim Matavž scored in the last quarter of an hour as PSV Eindhoven extended their unbeaten home record in European competition to 17 matches with victory over FC Rapid Bucureşti.

On the field for five minutes, Manolev unleashed a swerving shot that went through substitute goalkeeper Catalin Straton, before turning provider to teed up Matavž. Daniel Pancu's added-time effort was mere consolation for Rapid, who finish bottom of Group C.

Assured of top spot, Fred Rutten named a youthful PSV XI with 20-year-old debutant Stefano Marzo at right-back. Perhaps sensing an opportunity to exploit such inexperience, Rapid began purposefully, forcing three corners in as many minutes early on.

It was from a PSV delivery, however, that the game's first major incident occurred. Rapid's Dănuţ Coman received a cut to the head in a collision with team-mate Cássio and the hosts' Marcelo which resulted in the keeper being bandaged up and then replaced a few minutes later by Straton.

Before he departed, though, Coman was relieved to see the covering Rui Duarte take the ball off Matavž's toes with a perfectly timed-tackle, while 18-year-old midfielder Marcel Ritzmaier snatched at a chance when in space on the edge of the area.

In a further blow to Rapid, Romeo Surdu also hobbled off before the break. Răzvan Lucescu would have cursed his luck further had Vladimir Božović not denied Jeremain Lens with a last-ditch block. Having saved his team once already, Duarte repeated the feat before the hour with a goal-line clearance after Ritzmaier's corner.

The Rapid net was breached, though; twice in the closing stages. Pancu's late follow-up, after Ciprian Deac's shot had rebounded off a post, made for an exciting finish. PSV will discover their UEFA Europa League round of 32 opponents when the draw is made on Friday.

Last updated: 17/12/11 0.02CET

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Lineups

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PSV

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Rapid Bucureşti

21
TytońPrzemysław Tytoń (GK)
1
ComanDănuţ Coman (GK)
Substitution34
4
MarceloMarcelo (C)
2
Rui DuarteRui Duarte
Yellow Card32
8
EngelaarOrlando Engelaar
Substitution46
4
Marcos AntónioMarcos António (C)
9
MatavžTim Matavž
Goal79
5
AlexaDan Alexa
Yellow Card86
10
WijnaldumGeorginio Wijnaldum
7
DeacCiprian Deac
11
LensJeremain Lens
8
GrigoreNicolae Grigore
18
DerijckTimothy Derijck
9
CássioCássio
Substitution72
20
LabyadZakaria Labyad
15
OroşCristian Oroş
24
RitzmaierMarcel Ritzmaier
19
V. BožovićVladimir Božović
27
MarzoStefano Marzo
Yellow Card65
Substitution70
20
GrigorieȘtefan Grigorie
43
WillemsJetro Willems
24
SurduRomeo Surdu
Substitution37

Substitutes

33
SinouhKhalid Sinouh (GK)
89
StratonCatalin Straton (GK)
Substitution34
2
ManolevStanislav Manolev
Substitution70
Goal75
Yellow Card90+2
11
PancuDaniel Pancu
Substitution72
Goal90+2
7
ToivonenOla Toivonen
Substitution46
16
BurcăOvidiu Burcă
16
IbrahimRabiu Ibrahim
21
SburleaSabrin Sburlea
23
OjoFunso Ojo
30
IoniţăAlexandru Ioniţă
38
VerkoelenMaikel Verkoelen
32
ApostolIulian Apostol
42
LocadiaJürgen Locadia
80
Filipe TeixeiraFilipe Teixeira
Substitution37
Yellow Card87

Coach

Fred Rutten (NED) Răzvan Lucescu (ROU)

Referee

Lee Evans (WAL)

Assistant referees

Edward King (WAL), Philip Thomas (WAL)

Fourth official

Mark Whitby (WAL)

Additional assistant referees

John Dean (WAL), Kevin Morgan (WAL)

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